15-Day Cross-Border Safari: Uganda and Kenya Wildlife Exploration

15 Days

Trip Facts

  • Landcruiser, Minivans, Minibuses
  • 5-50
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 15-99 yrs
  • All Seasons
  • Hotels, Lodges
  • Moderate
  • Private & Group


Embark on a 15-day cross-border safari adventure through Uganda and Kenya, where every moment promises discovery and wonder. Your journey begins in Entebbe, where the warm embrace of Likana Safaris representatives awaits. They will guide you to your accommodation, ensuring your comfort after your journey. As you settle in, anticipation builds for the adventures that lie ahead.

The following day, the allure of Jinja beckons, known as the adventure capital of Uganda. Here, the mighty Nile River begins its epic journey, and you’ll have the chance to witness its origins at the iconic Source of the Nile. But the excitement doesn’t end there; Jinja offers a plethora of adrenaline-pumping activities. Feel the thrill of white-water rafting as you navigate the river’s rapids, or test your courage with a bungee jump that offers breathtaking views of the Nile below.

From Jinja, your journey takes you across the border into Kenya, where a new chapter of adventure awaits in the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve. Here, the vast savannas stretch as far as the eye can see, providing a stunning backdrop for wildlife encounters. Spend three unforgettable days exploring the reserve, where each game drive brings new opportunities to witness the Big Five and the spectacle of the wildebeest migration (seasonal).

As you traverse the Maasai Mara, the rich culture and traditions of the Maasai people add depth to your experience, offering insights into their way of life and deep connection to the land. Each evening, return to your accommodation, where the sounds of the African bush lull you to sleep, preparing you for another day of exploration.

After your safari in the Maasai Mara, you’ll cross back into Uganda, where your journey concludes in Entebbe. Reflect on your adventures as you enjoy your final evening in Uganda, savoring the memories of a truly unforgettable cross-border safari adventure.

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the Source of the Nile in Jinja, Uganda, and partake in thrilling activities such as white-water rafting and bungee jumping.
  • Explore the stunning Sipi Falls near Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda.
  • Embark on a wildlife safari in Lake Mburo National Park, known for its zebras, impalas, and buffaloes.
  • Discover the diverse wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park through game drives and boat safaris along the Kazinga Channel.
  • Trek through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking experience.
  • Cross the border into Kenya and explore the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve, home to the Big Five and the wildebeest migration (seasonal).
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Maasai people and learn about their traditions and way of life.
  • Enjoy the stunning landscapes and wildlife encounters of Maasai Mara through game drives and guided nature walks.


Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you’ll be greeted by Likana Safaris representatives who will facilitate your transfer to your accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala. After settling in,  The following day, journey to Jinja, Uganda’s adventure capital. You’ll embark on a scenic drive through the countryside, arriving in Jinja in time for lunch. Explore the iconic Source of the Nile, on a boat ride  to witness the convergence of the Nile’s different tributaries, and engage in adrenaline-pumping activities such as white-water rafting, quad biking or bungee jumping. Overnight stay in Jinja.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, depart from Jinja and travel to Sipi Falls, located in the eastern part of Uganda near Mount Elgon. The journey takes you through picturesque landscapes, rural villages, and lush farmlands. Upon arrival at Sipi Falls, check into your accommodation and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a guided hike to explore the stunning Sipi Falls, a series of three waterfalls cascading down the slopes of Mount Elgon. Enjoy breathtaking views of the falls and surrounding countryside as you hike through the lush vegetation. Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, continue your journey to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest savanna park in Uganda. Upon arrival, check into your accommodation and enjoy lunch. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the lodge or embark on a game drive through the park, where you’ll have the chance to spot zebras, impalas, buffaloes, and other wildlife. The following day, wake up early for a morning game drive, followed by a boat safari on Lake Mburo, offering opportunities to see hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, depart from Lake Mburo National Park and journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes. Upon arrival, check into your accommodation and enjoy lunch. Spend the next two days exploring the park through game drives, boat safaris, and guided nature walks. Highlights include a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, game drives in the Ishasha sector to see the famous tree-climbing lions, and encounters with elephants, buffalo, and other wildlife. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. After an early breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a briefing before venturing into the forest with experienced guides. Trek through the dense vegetation in search of a habituated gorilla family, a thrilling and rewarding experience that can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours. Upon encountering the gorillas, you’ll have a magical hour to observe and photograph these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, bid farewell to Uganda and cross the border into Kenya, where your safari adventure continues in Maasai Mara National Reserve. Upon arrival, check into your chosen accommodation and enjoy lunch. Spend the next three days exploring the vast savannas of Maasai Mara through game drives, where you’ll have the chance to see the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), wildebeest migration (seasonal), and an abundance of other wildlife species. Each day brings new opportunities for wildlife encounters, photography, and exploration of this iconic safari destination.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast on day 13, depart from Maasai Mara and travel back to Entebbe, crossing the border into Uganda. Upon arrival, check into your accommodation and enjoy your last evening in Uganda. The following day, depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time to explore Entebbe or relax at your accommodation. Later, Likana Safaris representatives will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your unforgettable cross-border safari adventure.



  • Tailored Accommodation (budget, midrange, or luxury)
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation in air-conditioned minivan, Landcruiser
  • Professional Experienced English-speaking driver/guide
  • Guided activities
  • Bottled water during transfers and activities
  • All park entrance fees and taxes


  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary (available to purchase)
  • Additional meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary (available to purchase)


What is the accommodation like on this safari?

Accommodation varies from comfortable lodges to Hotels, all selected for their proximity to wildlife areas and their amenities. Each accommodation offers a unique experience, from luxury lodges to Hotels.

What is the gorilla trekking experience like in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest?

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The trek can be challenging, as it involves hiking through dense vegetation and steep terrain. However, encountering these majestic creatures in their natural habitat is truly unforgettable.

What wildlife can I expect to see in Maasai Mara National Reserve?

Maasai Mara National Reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeests. The reserve is also known for its abundant birdlife.

What clothing should I pack for this safari?

It is recommended to pack lightweight and breathable clothing in neutral colors for safari activities. Comfortable walking shoes, a wide-brimmed hat, jacket, sunscreen, and insect repellent are also essential. Additionally, pack warm clothing for early morning and evening game drives, as temperatures can be cooler.

What is the transportation like during the safari?

Transportation will be in comfortable air-conditioned safari vehicles, equipped with pop-up roofs for optimal wildlife viewing. The vehicles are driven by experienced drivers/guides who are knowledgeable about the wildlife and local areas.

Are meals included in the safari package?

Yes, most meals are included in the safari package. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided at the lodges or Hotels, with the exception of some meals in Entebbe, where you will have the opportunity to explore local dining options at your own expense.

What currency should I bring for this trip?

The currency used in Uganda is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX), while the currency used in Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES). It is recommended to bring US dollars for exchange, as they are widely accepted and easily exchanged in both countries.

Is travel insurance recommended for this safari?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended for this safari. It should include coverage for medical expenses, emergency evacuation, and personal belongings. It is important to check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.

Are there any cultural experiences included in the safari?

Yes, the safari includes cultural experiences such as visiting local communities and learning about their customs and traditions. You may also have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities such as traditional dances or craft-making.

What is the weather like during the safari?

The weather can vary depending on the time of year and location. In general, the weather is warm during the day and cooler in the evenings and early mornings. It is recommended to bring layers of clothing that can be easily added or removed.

Are there any optional activities available during the safari?

Yes, there are optional activities available such as hot air balloon safaris in Maasai Mara, guided nature walks, and visits to local markets. These activities are at an additional cost and can be arranged through our customer service team.

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15-Day Cross-Border Safari: Uganda and Kenya Wildlife Exploration
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